Beat the Heat

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following extreme heat survival and safety tips: Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks containing caffeine, as this can contribute to dehydration. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips – Stay Safe!

Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks Summer is upon us, and that means barbeques, get-togethers, and fireworks! Many people enjoy seeing the bright colors fly through the night air, but it is important to keep in mind that fireworks are explosives, and only professionals should handle them. A study by the […]

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Help Prevent Heat-Related Deaths

Help Prevent Heat-Related Deaths Emergency Management Experts at NHTSA remind us that children become dehydrated more quickly than adults and are at higher risk of heat-related deaths and other dangers. It is extremely dangerous to leave children (or pets!) alone in a parked car in warm or hot weather “even for a few minutes.” When […]

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Disaster Preparedness Tips You May Have Overlooked

Include cash in your emergency supply kit. During an extended power outage, ATMs and credit card machines may not work. Check in with your neighbors to see how you can help each other out before and after a storm. Pick an out-of-town person for everyone to contact during an emergency. Preparing your family for an […]

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Survival Checklist

FEMA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security recommend including the following essential emergency supplies, at a minimum, for disaster preparedness: Water – 1 gal per day for each person and pet, for at least 3 days, for drinking, cooking and sanitation Sunset Survival emergency water is expertly packaged and sealed to keep out light […]

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Trick or Treat Safety

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY Although there will not be trick-or-treating in many areas in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Experts’ Halloween Safety Tips still apply to alternate types of Halloween celebrations this year for a worry-free holiday! Is your family ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the US […]

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Important Steps to Take for Hurricane Safety

Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Prepare before hurricane season starts if you can. If you don’t have your supplies in place yet, now is a great time to get your kits in order! Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. Create an emergency communication plan with […]

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California Earthquake Safety Tips

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2019 ISSUED BY: Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management SUBJECT: RECENT EARTHQUAKES IN RIDGECREST, CA REMIND LA COUNTY RESIDENTS TO BE READY FOR EARTHQUAKES LOS ANGELES (Tue., July 5, 2019) –  The recent multiple earthquakes that have struck Ridgecrest, CA and have been felt in our County are […]

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Avoid Common Asthma Triggers after a Hurricane

Avoid Common Asthma Triggers after a Hurricane Helpful Hurricane Safety Tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention To avoid common asthma triggers after a hurricane, be aware that an asthma attack can happen when you or your children are exposed to asthma triggers. After a hurricane, more or different asthma triggers may be […]

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Tornado Safety Tips – 4 Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Safety Tips – 4 Steps to Tornado Preparedness Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, […]

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Warning Signs of Hypothermia

  Warning Signs of Hypothermia #winterweather #wintersafety While hypothermia generally occurs at very cold temperatures, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts remind us that it can happen even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water. With the winter season upon us, it’s important to […]

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FEMA Safety Tips Mobile App

  FEMA SAFETY TIPS MOBILE APP Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts have released a new mobile app to provide free weather alerts from the National Weather Service, as well as safety tips and important survival information in an emergency situation.  The convenient new FEMA safety tips mobile app is designed by Federal emergency experts […]

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